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Where To Experience The Best Of Christmas in Chelsea

Whether you’re planning a celebration with loved ones, shopping for your nearest and dearest, or simply want to soak up the spirit with some local flair, Chelsea brings Christmas to life

Cadogan Hall will host Carols by Candlelight
Beaverbrook Town House and its sister hotel in Surrey are offering the Ultimate Winter Getaway
Shine bright this season with a complimentary Armani Beauty make over

Twinkling lights, exclusive menus, seasonal cocktails and candle-lit carol services are just some of the wealth of festive attractions that await in Chelsea this festive season.

So here, in our specially curated round-up, is the best the neighbourhood has to offer this season as we look forward to spending time with family and friends. In the words of Harvey Nichols, “Yule love what we’ve got in-store”.

 

Holy Carrot

This vegan restaurant ticks so many boxes. Its dedicated Christmas menu features three nutrient-packed and delectable dishes as part of a set lunch – mushroom parfait, tempeh porcini wellington and Holy Carrot Christmas cake – all of them plant-based and all of them refined sugar and gluten free. There’s also a festive edition of afternoon tea, with a sweet and savoury mix of mini fruit tarts, umami-soaked mushroom pâté on ‘toast’ and ‘crab’ croquette.

Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 10pm
Urban Retreat, 2–4 Hans Crescent, London SW1X 0LH; holycarrot.co.uk

 

The LaLee

The menu at the just-opened all-day restaurant within The Cadogan showcases the best the season has to offer. For Christmas Day, that means Comté gougères, game terrine, turbot, and beef wellington or roast turkey. With an artichoke truffle salad, mushroom agnolotti and pumpkin and chestnut pie, the vegetarian menu is no less appetising. Live entertainment and a gift for the table complete the festive fun.

Monday to Sunday, 7am to 10.30pm
Christmas Day, 12pm to 9pm
The LaLee, 75 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SG; thelalee.co.uk

 

Wulf & Lamb

Where better to escape the winter chill and satisfy your cravings for comfort food than at this plant-based restaurant located on the picturesque Pavilion Road? Take your pick from a choice of two- or three-course all-day festive menus, with highlights including seasonal Wulf pie or coconut curry, spiced toffee pudding or banana twist. A white Christmas Russian or Christmas margarita will get you in the festive mood.

Monday to Tuesday, 9am to 9pm
Wednesday to Saturday, 8am to 10pm
Sunday, 9am to 9pm
243 Pavilion Road, London SW1X 0BP; wulfandlamb.com

 

Hans’ Bar and Grill

For lunch or for dinner – and at a time that suits you – prepare to indulge with a three-course festive feast that has turkey breast schnitzel, pan-fried hake or smoked nut roast at its heart. If that sounds unbeatable – there are four courses on offer on Christmas Day.

Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm
Sunday, 7am to 7pm
Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 7am to 6pm
164 Pavilion Road, London SW1X 0AW; hansbarandgrill.com

 

Harvey Nichols

Festive dining is officially back at Harvey Nichols, whether it’s a glass of fizz and a mince pie or a delicious set menu featuring seasonal classics such as cured duck, turkey breast and Christmas pudding. If festive sweet bites are more your style, hightail it to the Fifth Floor Café, where afternoon tea will be the Instagramable highlight of your day.

Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 8.30pm (till 5.30pm for afternoon tea)
109–125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RF; harveynichols.com

 

The Cadogan Arms

For anyone in the mood for a little festive sustenance (and who isn’t?), head just around the corner from Sloane Street to The Cadogan Arms on the buzzing King’s Road for a hot buttered rum or glass of mulled wine with a mince pie or two. On Christmas day, the pub will be serving a six-course Christmas lunch that kicks off with bubbles on arrival. You can even bring your pooch.

Open Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Dining room: Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm
Sunday, 12pm to 8pm
Bar: Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 11pm
Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 12am
Sunday, 12pm to 9pm
298 King’s Road, London SW3 5UG; thecadoganarms.london; kingsroadlondon.com
Christmas culture
The Snowman

This screening of the much-loved film with a live orchestra providing the soundtrack is now a highlight of Christmas in Chelsea. The programme also includes Paddington Bear’s First Concert and an enchanting piece reworked from The Gruffalo. Children of up to age two can share a seat with a full-paying adult.

Tuesday 21 December, 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ; cadoganhall.com

 

Carols by Candlelight

Staged in full 18th-century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting, this sublime concert of seasonal classics performed by the Mozart Festival Orchestra & Chorus includes Joy to the World, In Dulci Jubilo and Deck the Halls. Peter Davison is the special guest reader and there are carols for audience participation.

Thursday 23 December, 3pm and 7.30pm
Friday 24 December, 3pm
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ; cadoganhall.com

 

Carol Concert with the Stars

An evening of popular carols and special musical performances, together with festive readings from celebrity guests, including baritone Sir Thomas Allen, actor Kevin Whately and commentator David Gower, president of the UK cricket and disability sports charity Lord’s Taverners, for whom this is a fundraising event.

Monday 13 December, 6.30pm
Holy Trinity Sloane Square, 146 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9BZ; sloanechurch.org

 

Beaverbrook’s Ultimate Winter Getaway

Beaverbrook Town House, the first London outpost of Beaverbrook, Surrey’s much-loved countryside hotel and spa, is offering the Ultimate Winter Package, which brings together Sloane Street’s luxe glamour with the quintessential English charm of the countryside at Christmas.

Start your winter getaway by taking your £500 Sloane Street Gift Card on a shopping spree at any of 60 luxury boutiques on Sloane Street. Afterwards, enjoy an overnight stay at Beaverbrook Town House with dinner for two at The Fuji Grill and a full English breakfast, before being chauffeur driven in a private car to Beaverbrook in Surrey to skate at the hotel's beautiful winter ice rink, followed by an Anglo-Italian lunch at The Garden House restaurant, after which you will be driven back to London.

For more information, please visit beaverbrooktownhouse.co.uk

 

Shopping highlights
Kate Spade

At Kate Spade you’ll find a series of surprise-and-delight moments – exclusive gifts with purchase, doughnuts to aid the retail therapy, and an array of beautiful gift-wrapping options. Plus, there are in-store competitions, with a shopping spree as the prize.

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm
Sunday, 11am to 5pm
2 Symons Street, London SW3 2TJ; katespade.co.uk

 

Giorgio Armani

Shine extra-bright this festive season thanks to a complimentary Armani Beauty makeover, using the brand’s iconic Number 400 red lipstick.

Appointment times are subject to availability.
Available from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm until 31 December 2021.
To book, please call the store directly on 020 7235 6232 or email liliana.oprenescu@giorgioarmani.co.uk.
37–42 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9LP; armani.com

 

The Anya Hindmarch Village

The Village is full of festivities. Head to Pont Street for a one-stop-shop of stocking fillers such as Eyes tree decorations, All Over stickers, Christmas crackers and more, and for gifting with an extra thoughtful touch, why not pick up some personalised leather goods?

The Anya Cafe is also on hand for a mid-way mince pie to refuel.
The Anya Hindmarch Village, Pont Street, London, SW1X 9EH; anyahindmarch.com

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